Michelin Reveals 10 New Starred Restaurants in New York City

Michelin released its star selection in the newest edition of the 2020 Michelin Guide New York City and Westchester County on October 21. The list features two new restaurants in the two-star category and eight new one-star establishments.

With 32 editions worldwide, the Michelin Guide selected New York City as its first U.S. destination 15 years ago. The trusted companion for travelers and foodies now publishes four U.S. editions, including New York City and Westchester County; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and the newly-released statewide California edition.

"As an international destination for gastronomy and tourism, New York City continues to serve as a global leader, thanks to its rich diversity in cuisine types, wealth of talent and experience among chefs," says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides. "This year's selection of 76 starred establishments offers diners a range of distinctive experiences, from the contemporary Korean dining at Atomix to the devout farm-to-table ethos at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Inspectors were especially impressed by an extraordinary execution of the Guide's five criteria including the quality of ingredients, the mastery of cooking technique, the harmony of flavors, consistency over time, both during the meal and throughout the year and the personality of the chef as it is expressed on the plate."

The complete New York selection will be available immediately online at guide.michelin.com. Diners and food lovers can find free digital access to the full 2020 restaurant selection, and also enjoy exclusive content and stories about the restaurants in New York or other global editions.

The 2020 Michelin Guide New York City and Westchester County will go on sale Oct. 23, 2019, at major book sellers for a suggested retail price of $18.99

Here's the list of new two-star awards, with a short description of each restaurant:

Atomix: Traditional dishes like jeon and banchan are brilliantly reinterpreted with this elegant and contemporary take on Korean dining. The level of detail from chef Junghyun Park and his wife Ellia is astounding at this luxe townhouse dining room.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns: Chef Dan Barber's onslaught of clever bites of mostly vegetables are plucked from the property's greenhouses and working farm. The kitchen serves excellent cuisine with a distinct personality in its stunning dining room that was formerly a dairy barn.

New one-star awards:

Benno: Confident cooking is delivered in this classically inspired and Italian-influenced dining room led by chef Jonathan Benno. Dishes are prepared with skill and utilize top shelf ingredients.

Crown Shy: Chef James Kent is a serious and experienced talent, offering an enticing menu of creative, refined and approachable fare at his wonderful new dining room.

Estela: Estela's stature as a beloved downtown favorite is well-deserved. Inspectors found the cooking by chef Ignacio Mattos and his team incredibly consistent, unique and utterly enjoyable.

The Four Horsemen: This charming café and wine bar offers a delightful dinner menu by chef Nick Curtola that impressed inspectors with its astute preparation and bold, yet balanced flavors.

Le Jardinier: Chef Alain Verzeroli's cuisine highlights seasonality and the best quality products. Meals here are further enhanced by off-beat elements like gluten-free bread and plant-based ice cream. 

Odo: Chef Hiroki Odo's personal expression of kaiseki can be enjoyed at his counter secreted away behind a small front bar.

Oxalis: Chef Nico Russell offers a dinner menu that features creative compositions at this pop-up, turned brick-and-mortar this past winter. The "Carte Blanche" menu is priced at $70, offering great value for a starred restaurant.

Ukiyo: This lovely counter run by Chef Marco Prins is a delight for its high-quality ingredients and impeccable seasoning.

Three-Star restaurants (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)

  • Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare in Midtown West, Manhattan Chef César Ramirez
  • Eleven Madison Park in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan Chef Daniel Humm
  • Le Bernardin in Midtown, Manhattan West Chef Eric Ripert
  • Masa in Midtown West, Manhattan Chef Masa Takayama
  • Per Se in Midtown West, Manhattan Chef Thomas Keller

Two-Star restaurants (Excellent cuisine, worth a detour)

  • Aquavit in Midtown East, Manhattan
  • Aska in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Atera in TriBeCa, Manhattan
  • (New) Atomix in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • Blanca in Fort Greene & Bushwick, Brooklyn
  • (New) Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester
  • Daniel in Upper East Side, Manhattan
  • Gabriel Kreuther in Midtown West, Manhattan
  • Ichimura at Uchū in Lower East Side, Manhattan
  • Jean-Georges in Upper West Side, Manhattan
  • Jungsik in TriBeCa, Manhattan
  • Ko in East Village, Manhattan
  • L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Chelsea, Manhattan
  • Modern (The) in Midtown West, Manhattan

One-Star restaurants (High quality cooking, worth a stop)

  • Agern in Midtown East, Manhattan
  • Ai Fiori in Midtown West, Manhattan
  • Aldea in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • Bar Uchū in Lower East Side, Manhattan (Closed)
  • Bâtard in TriBeCa, Manhattan
  • (New) Benno in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • Blue Hill in Greenwich & West Village, Manhattan
  • Bouley at Home in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • Carbone in Greenwich & West Village, Manhattan
  • Casa Enríque in Queens
  • Casa Mono in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • Caviar Russe in Midtown West, Manhattan
  • Claro in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
  • Clocktower (The) in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • Contra in Lower East Side, Manhattan
  • Cote in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • (New) Crown Shy in Financial District, Manhattan
  • Del Posto in Chelsea, Manhattan
  • (New) Estela in SoHo & Nolita, Manhattan
  • Finch (The) in Fort Greene & Bushwick, Brooklyn
  • (New) Four Horsemen (The) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Gotham Bar and Grill in Greenwich & West Village, Manhattan
  • Gramercy Tavern in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • Hirohisa in SoHo & Nolita, Manhattan
  • Jeju Noodle Bar in Greenwich & West Village, Manhattan
  • Jewel Bako in East Village, Manhattan
  • Kajitsu in Midtown East, Manhattan
  • Kanoyama in East Village, Manhattan
  • Kosaka in Greenwich & West Village, Manhattan
  • L'Appart in Financial District, Manhattan
  • Le Coucou in SoHo & Nolita, Manhattan
  • (New) Le Jardinier in Midtown East, Manhattan
  • Marea in Midtown West, Manhattan
  • Meadowsweet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Musket Room (The) in SoHo & Nolita, Manhattan
  • Nix in Greenwich & West Village, Manhattan
  • Noda in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • NoMad in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • (New) Odo in Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square, Manhattan
  • Okuda in Chelsea, Manhattan
  • (New) Oxalis in Fort Greene & Bushwick, Brooklyn
  • Oxomoco in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Peter Luger in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • River Café (The) in Downtown Brooklyn
  • Satsuki in Midtown West, Manhattan
  • Sushi Amane in Midtown East, Manhattan
  • Sushi Ginza Onodera in Midtown East, Manhattan
  • Sushi Inoue in Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights, Manhattan
  • Sushi Nakazawa in Greenwich & West Village, Manhattan
  • Sushi Noz in Upper East Side, Manhattan
  • Sushi Yasuda in Midtown East, Manhattan
  • Tempura Matsui in Midtown East, Manhattan
  • Tuome in East Village, Manhattan
  • (New) Ukiyo in East Village, Manhattan
  • Uncle Boons in SoHo & Nolita, Manhattan
  • Wallsé in Greenwich & West Village, Manhattan
  • ZZ's Clam Bar in Greenwich & West Village, Manhattan

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